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Marijuana Diversion

The Clackamas County Justice Court has jurisdiction over tickets for the violation of Possession of Less Than One Ounce of Marijuana.

The violation has a fine of $650. Upon conviction, the court may also direct the Oregon DMV to suspend the defendant's driving privileges for a six month period.  Additionally, you will be required to attend the “Up in Smoke” marijuana education class.

DIVERSION: You may choose to petition the court for a Marijuana Diversion if:

  • You have not been convicted of any substance abuse crimes or violations; and
  • You are not currently in a substance abuse diversion program; and
  • You have not previously participated in a substance abuse diversion program.

Diversion lasts for one year and requires the defendant to be drug free, to be evaluated by a drug evaluator, and to participate in the treatment or counseling that the evaluator may recommend.

The costs for diversion are a $335 court fee, $90 to the evaluator, and the cost of the treatment program.

A diversion petition form is available from the court.  This charge requires a mandatory appearance before the Judge.

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